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Education
3:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

'Transfer Madness' Begins Tomorrow

Credit mspmentor.net

Taking their cue from a certain well-known basketball event, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is calling its push to encourage Kentucky students to apply their community college credits toward a bachelor's degree "Transfer Madness."

“This allows students really to do a fairly deep exploration of your campuses without ever having to leave home,” said Robert King, president of the council.

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Education
11:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Kentucky Educators Can Voice Opinions in TELL Survey

Kentucky's primary and secondary educators can voice their opinions about their working conditions until March 29 in the state’s second Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning survey. The TELL survey gathers information from teachers, counselors, principals and administrators about school leadership, community support, professional development and other issues. The online survey is voluntary and confidential, but schools that have a response rate of 50 percent of higher will be entered into a drawing for $1,000.

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Education
2:14 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

State Legislators Working to Standardize Teacher Evaluations

An effort to standardize teacher evaluation across all public schools in Kentucky is being undertaken at the state capital. House Education Committee Chair Carl Rollins says there are 174 different school districts and 174 different teacher evaluation strategies.

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Higher Education
1:04 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Former Henderson Community College President Tapped to Run HCC During Search for New President

Former Henderson Community College President Pat Lake is Hopkinsville Community College’s new interim president. Lake’s appointment comes after former  HCC President Jim Selbe requested a transfer just one week after returning to work following an investigation into charges of employee misconduct.  

Education
10:02 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Murray State News Files Complaint Against Board of Regents

The Murray State News has filed an inquiry complaint with the Kentucky Attorney General against the university’s Board of Regents. The student newspaper is seeking the A-G's opinion on the board’s intent to hold a closed door meeting to discuss whether or not to renew university President Randy Dunn's contract.

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Education
4:06 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Tennessee Post Offices Shredding Children's Books

Tennessee Post Offices are shredding thousands of children’s books each month after USPS officials changed their policy enforcement procedures. The shredded books are part of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation program, which ships one free book a month to about 213,000 children in the state.

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Education
2:44 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment

Credit KCTCS

One week ago Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated after being placed on un-paid administrative leave for employee misconduct. Now Selbe is requesting to be reassigned to a new position within Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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Education
1:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Dr. Dunn Outlines Roll-Out of Cuts, Reallocation and New Revenue for MSU in Monthly Conversation

In this monthly chat, Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn reacts to the first meeting of the Board of Regents ad-hoc committee tasked with reviewing his contract, details his plan to roll out findings from Budget Planning and Review Team, explains how the so called “sequester” could impact MSU and how the university is preparing for re-accreditation.

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Education
2:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hopkins County Celebrates Literacy March 4-9

Credit hopkins.kyschools.us

The Hopkins County Literacy Celebration is March 4 through 9th. Schools are getting books written by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, as well as Linn Oliver and Theo Baker. Author Lin Oliver visits for a Chamber Hot Topic Lunch and there's a short story contest for students. Kate Lochte speaks with Patricia Wiles, Coordinator of Marketing and Media for Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, previewing the upcoming event.

2013 KY General Assembly
11:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Persistently Low-Achieving Schools Could Become Charter Schools Under Kentucky Senate Bill

Kentucky persistently low-achieving schools would be able to become charter schools to improve performance and test scores under a bill discussed Tuesday in the state Senate Education Committee.

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